One of the most flirtatious country houses we've seen

One of the most flirtatious country houses we've seen

One block from the main street in a small and picturesque city of Georgia (we could confuse it as the setting for classic movies like Fried Green Tomatoes or Driving Miss Daisy), Lauren and Chad Crouch found the perfect house to take root with their little ones (Aria, 4, and Collier, 3). Since the neighborhood is known for its charm of the beginning of the century, the Crouch opted for a respectful concept with historical architecture and built this house country It blends perfectly with its former neighbors. The new home complies with modern comforts (a solid base, open spaces) and with classic elements of the area (beamed ceilings, sliding "barn" style doors). "The house in front was built in the late 1800s," says Lauren "and we are very proud that ours looks like it was built at the same time."

Photos: Max Kim-Bee

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Say hello to the most worked porch in the city. As you have seen, it is the living room, hall, garden center, and dining room, in one, the best way to take advantage of the average annual temperature of 17 degrees.

Living room

A mixture of ornaments vintage and current give a casual atmosphere in the living room, where pine shelves, rescued from a demolished school, combine perfectly with a new linen sofa. An abstract painting by artist Deann Hebert adds texture over the fireplace style chippy.


The owners used recovered materials to give the kitchen a current feeling. Such as the spacious central island supported by old posts or the custom made bell of pine.

Dinning room

Surrounded by windows on three of the walls, the sun-drenched dining room offers sweeping views of the countryside, including a foal farm. To highlight the landscape, Lauren equipped the room with discreet ivory curtains, hung by elegant bars (from Ikea). The French ceiling lamp illuminates the most sentimental piece of the room: a dining table that Lauren's husband, Chad, crafted using wood recovered from his father's house.

Home appliances

To add warmth in the kitchen, on the white refrigerator, Lauren put waterproof wallpaper, sealed with polyurethane.


Market mirrors on an old carpenter's workbench, turned into a console, create an old but contemporary style.

Child's bedroom

An old crossing sign on top of Collier's 3-year-old iron bed winks at the history of his hometown's railroad. Elements such as an old barn door and cedar boards on the roof (from the last Crouch house) create an "express transfer" from a small child's room to a youth.

Game room

The space is as creative as the children who use it. For this room, Lauren made a desk flown with the envelope of an old table between two white shelves. Just above, a magnetic panel of an old pharmacy serves as a board for mini masterpieces.

Main bedroom

A sophisticated floral wallpaper in gray and brown (de prolongs the tone of the ceiling beams and adds feminine style (but without frills) to the rustic elements of the room. The bench at the foot of the bed, recovered from an old park, shows old hand-carved initials.

Main bathroom

A bathtub with legs restored from the 30s (Appalachian Tubs, 770-324-8701) is a picturesque place to take a bath with foam and sun. It is also the perfect counterpoint to the modern shower.

Swing on the porch

"This old swing was a gift from my husband's Mother's Day, Chad," says Lauren. "As soon as we hung it up, the house officially became home."

Outdoor furniture

Lauren says that the best source to find outdoor furniture look for in street markets. The red bistro table and the white forge chairs, for example, are from an old ice cream shop.

Porch furniture

Lauren's secret to make her porch look like a room? "Don't worry about it from inside or outside," he says. "Our sideboard chippy It is ideal for storing garden tools and as a garden workspace. "


Lauren likes to take off boots (usually wrapped) in the family's second-hand blue bench after working in the yard.

The Crouch Family

"The nights on the porch are always better with a cup of tea," says Lauren, with her family. "That, and Johnny Cash, accompanied by the humming of Chad!"

Via: House Beautiful US